In happier news, Skyler's sleep schedule has been so messed up since Mother's Day that he hasn't been napping properly and spent the entire morning crying. How is that happy news? Well I did something you won't believe, and that's okay because I know it worked. He just wouldn't stop this morning, I did everything, fed him (numerous times) changed his diaper, played with him, sang to him, walked him around, everything that normally works.
N was asleep upstairs when I finally couldn't take it anymore, I put him down in his carseat (since it was almost lunch time and C was picking us up in about 15 mins.) and I gently took his feet into my hands and I meditated. (Meditation always helps me calm down when I'm upset or frustrated) And his crying quickly turned to quiet whimpering and then ceased completely. I opened my eyes and he was smiling at me. I sat like that for a bit with him, then I had to bring him upstairs to wait for my boss to get home. He started crying again when I got him upstairs. So I did it again, sat down on the floor in front of him said nothing, held his feet and meditated. He stopped crying immediately and finally fell fast asleep. He's still asleep now. Now if that isn't some sort of awesome magick I don't know what is. C asked how I managed to calm him down, I said "I meditated the baby."
The thing is I had been holding him before and touching him gently while I tried to comfort him and it didn't do anything, but once I started meditating while touching him he just calmed down. Whatever I did it worked and I'm glad, because I was getting rather exhausted with the crying. Of course my response to that kind of thing (babies being upset, crying nonstop) is to calm myself down completely. Because I feel like how can someone else calm down if I am frantic. Enter the meditation, and I figured well if I'm going to meditate why not try meditating with him. Anyway, thought I'd share that super cool discovery with you. Maybe it will help someone else out, and hey even if you can't get the baby to calm down maybe you can calm yourself down and that always helps!
Skyler after a diaper change in his crib (his overalls are still undone cause I just changed him)